Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam

Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam

Title

Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam

[Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]

Painting on beech

Medium

Painting on beech

[Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]

Bust portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam wearing a beret and a fur-trimmed cloak against a blue background, facing right.

[Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]

Production date
1549

Production date

1549

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 35.5 x 22.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 35.5 x 22.5 cm

  • Dimensions including frame: 62.5 x 48.5 x 5 cm

  • [Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia at the left at head-height: winged serpent with dropped wings, beneath the letter 'L' and dated 1549

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia at the left at head-height: winged serpent with dropped wings, beneath the letter 'L' and dated 1549

  • [Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]

Inscriptions and Labels
- beneath the winged serpent: the letter 'L'

Inscriptions and Labels

Inscriptions, Badges:

  • - beneath the winged serpent: the letter 'L'
  • [Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]
Owner
Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg
Repository
Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg
Location
Oldenburg
CDA ID
DE_LmKKO_15-574
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_LmKKO_15-574/

Provenance

  • in 1804 acquired by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein
  • recorded in the museum from 1805, No. 38
    [Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Oldenburg, revised 2014]

Exhibitions

Bremen 2009

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure / Plate
Exhib. Cat. Bremen 2009 15 No. 16 Fig. p. 16
EditorRainer Stamm
TitleLucas Cranach der Schnellste
Place of PublicationBremen
Year of Publication2009
Kokoska 1994 196f., 287 Fig. Typ V, 3
AuthorKira Judith Kokoska
TitleDie Melanchthon-Bildnisse von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. und Lucas Cranach d. J. bzw. der Cranach-Werkstatt. Ein systematisierender Katalog [Magisterarbeit Universität Heidelberg]
Place of Publication[Heidelberg]
Year of Publication1994
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 294 (Bd. 1) 174 (u.)
AuthorDieter Koepplin, Tilman Falk
TitleLukas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBasel, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1974
Link http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-104522
Cat. Oldenburg 1967 49 Fig.
AuthorHerbert Wolfgang Keiser
TitleGemäldegalerie Oldenburg
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationMunich
Year of Publication1967
Frielinghans 1940 170
AuthorHerta Frielinghans
TitleBildnisse des Erasmus von Rotterdam in Westfalen
Volume1 - 25
JournalWestfalen
Issue25 (1940)
Year of Publication1940
Pages170-173
Cat. Oldenburg 1881 97
Authorn. a.
TitleVerzeichnis der Gemälde, Gypse und Bronzen in der Grossherzoglichen Sammlung zu Oldenburg
Place of PublicationOldenburg
Year of Publication1881
Cat. Oldenburg 1868 52
AuthorBaron A. von Alten
TitleVerzeichniß der Gemälde und Gypsabgüsse in der Grossherzoglichen Sammlung zu Oldenburg
Place of PublicationOldenburg
Year of Publication1868

Research History / Discussion

A similar signature has been identified on a further three panels, one in Oldenburg:a Portrait of Veit Dietrich or Caspar Cruciger [?] on his Deathbed DE_LmKKO_15-575, a Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon now in the Mauritshuis in The Hague NL_RM_SK-A-2561 and a Portrait of Caspar Cruciger now in a private collection PRIVATE_NONE-P516. All four panels are also of approximately the same dimensions.

[cda 2022]

  • Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1549

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